Student Opportunities

Biology students have access to all kinds of special activities and opportunities, from work-study jobs and summer internships to dedicated scholarships and the Student Biology Club.


There are over 25 merit-based scholarships available to students pursuing a degree in Biology. Most range between $400 to $1000 and require students to apply on or before March 1 each year. Learn more about Biology scholarships.


Students can opt to join the Student Biology Club, Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society, or the Student Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, all of which regularly meet to plan and participate in on- and off-campus activities related to biology and conservation.

Med Post is our pre-professional medical student organization.
Med Post is our pre-professional medical student organization.

Internships & Employment

All Biology majors must complete an internship as part of their departmental requirements. Browse a list of summer internships to get a sense of the opportunities available.

The department also often looks to fill available work-study and student-worker positions with Biology majors. Jobs may include lab prep work, greenhouse oversight, taxidermy or clerical work.

Research & Publication

Histology students hard at work.
Histology students hard at work.

All Biology students complete copious lab work as part of their requirements. Many students often turn that work into publishable material. The Journal of Student Research highlights some of BSU’s best student work each year, and some students are even selected to present their research at an annual on-campus conference.

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